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Old 09-29-2013, 09:42 PM   #41
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Hope you post pics
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Old 09-30-2013, 07:49 AM   #42
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We been waiting for this one to happen.
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don't worry Matt, I'll have lots of pics I'm sure

Fundi, I was anxious about it for a while, but I had pretty much given up hope. In fact I had told a client about the project in the winter and he recently asked if it was going forward and I laughed and said I was pretty sure it was dead in the water (I tried for the pun but not sure if I succeeded) That was just last week, i hadn't even thought about it since the spring
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Looking forward to see it....and I'm very jealous.
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Well until I actually see a backhoe pushing some dirt and see some stone getting dropped off I'm still a bit skeptical. Get your truck fueled up and your passport current and I'm sure I could find a few days work for you Matt
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Well until I actually see a backhoe pushing some dirt and see some stone getting dropped off I'm still a bit skeptical. Get your truck fueled up and your passport current and I'm sure I could find a few days work for you Matt
You haven't met the guy yet?

It's all BS until the cheque clears.
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Well yeah, that's true, but a friend has done the site prep and he's always paid on time and in full. I'm feeling hesitantly optimistic
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Met with him this weekend and got a lot sorted. It's funny he's actually the romantic one with images of a nice stone bridge in the countryside and his wife is the more pragmatic one worried about cost. At least got a solid top dollar from them and it's lower than i would have liked to hear but may be within possibility. I'll need to get some prices on concrete and site work. The biggest piece of good news is the the river conservation authority isn't interested in it at all so long as it doesn't narrow the creek more than the closest culvert does (I think he said 15' so we're aiming at a 20' span)and so long as it doesn't collapse and block the flow. Otherwise it's pretty much do as RJW suggests and have the enginner stamp it when complete.

IF it can't get done at or under cost then there will still be a steel bridge with a lot of stone fancying it up

So we'll see
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Good luck sounds interesting for sure!
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This is your chance to propose a guastavino vault.
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I might drive up for that!
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This is your chance to propose a guastavino vault.
I'll leave that to you of Fundi. My brain still won't accept them as a functional product. Also not sure how gypsum would hold up to a canadian winter.

If your Ford will make it you'd be welcome....but let me finalise the project first
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I'll leave that to you of Fundi. My brain still won't accept them as a functional product. Also not sure how gypsum would hold up to a canadian winter.

If your Ford will make it you'd be welcome....but let me finalise the project first
Sean - the gypsum is in the first layer only and only in joints, not on top. It has no structural value once completed. you could even remove that first layer and add another on top with cement mortar. or use dry laid stones on top. Some people use the gaustavino vault as the formwork for whatever you want on top, cast concrete/steel, stones, tiles.

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Going to help on a preliminary pour for the footing tomorrow. Footings will be poured in the coming weeks and then?????
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And then you will buy a camera and document this project.
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We build bridges all the time, I would think your fotters moving would be my biggest fear, and expansion between them needs to be compensated as well.
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We build bridges all the time, I would think your fotters moving would be my biggest fear, and expansion between them needs to be compensated as well.
While I'm not really involved in the footings, I do know that they are to be tied into the bedrock with a series of SS dowels.
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Some pics. Most likely nothing will be done this year since temps are below 4C/40F and I don't see any break in the long range forescast but if they do i will be out there to lay up some corers at the least
First a picture of the lot...you can see the piles of stone in the bottom right corner


then a few of the 150-200 tons of stone that I get to use next summer and a pic of the creek and footings. creek is at a fairly low level




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Just looking at that makes my back hurt, but not my brain.
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One of the things i really like about this pile of rocks is that it is mainly 1 person stones. I see very few that weigh over 100lbs. But don't get me wrong...there will be a young lad earning all of his $14/hr next summer

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